Rachel Wiggins, P.E. is a volunteer with the Glock Foundation. She is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering and Minor in Urban Studies. She works as a Senior Federal Planner for Michael Baker International and spends her spare time working with the Glock Foundation and advocating for rare disease patients.
In the fall of 2018, Rachel was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. She was under the care of numerous physicians within Allegheny Health Network from October 2018 until the present. After receiving chemotherapy, undergoing a double mastectomy, and receiving radiation therapy, Rachel also underwent a total thyroidectomy due to a secondary diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Rachel is now cancer-free and dedicates her spare time to working for the Glock Foundation and staying abreast of the latest in research and clinical trials related to both Breast Cancer and Glycogen Storage Disease.
Rachel is currently a Senior Federal Planner with Michael Baker International, where she conducts planning exercises to assist the US Department of Defense with responsible land planning in and around their military facilities. Rachel also serves as a member of the AHN Forbes Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and participates in Pennsylvania Rare Disease Day events and the education of elementary children during Engineers Week each year. When she is not working, Rachel can be found camping with her family in the Laurel Highlands.
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